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Russian Opera Arias & Songs / Christoff, Et Al


Release Date: 09/18/2007 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 92052   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyAlexander BorodinNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Boris ChristoffGerald Moore
Conductor:  Issay DobrowenWilhelm SchüchterNicolai MalkoHerbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Khovanshchina: Here on this spot by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
2.
Mephistopheles' song of the flea by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
3.
Prince Igor: I can't conceal by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Alexander Glazunov; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
4.
Prince Igor: How goes it, Prince? "Konchak's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Alexander Glazunov; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
5.
Sadko: no 3, Song of the Viking Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya: Prince Yuri's Aria by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Prince Gremin's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
8.
Song of the Volga boatmen by Traditional
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9.
Siberian prisoner's song by Traditional
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Written: Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
Songs and dances of death: no 4, The field-marshal by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Boris Christoff (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11.
Softly the spirit flew up to heaven by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
Boris Godunov: Yet one more tale "Pimen's Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
13.
Boris Godunov: In the town of Kazan "Varlaam's Song" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
14.
Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
15.
Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son, I am dying "Death of Boris" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 
16.
Boris Godunov: Act 4 - Finale by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 

Sound Samples

Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Pimens' Monologue (Act 1): Yet one last tale
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Varlaam's Drinking Song (Act 1): Once in the town of Kazan
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Boris's Monologue (Act 2): I have attained the highest power
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Boris's Farewell & Prayer (Act 4): Farewell, my son, I am dying
Boris Godunov (2007 Digital Remaster): Death of Boris: 'Hark, 'tis the funeral bell' (Act 4)
Khovanshchina (2007 Digital Remaster): Dositheus' Aria: 'Here on this spot' (Act 5)
[Mephistopheles'] Song of the Flea (2007 Digital Remaster): [Mephistopheles'] Song of the Flea
Prince Igor (2007 Digital Remaster): Prince Galitsky's Aria (Act 1): I hate a dreary life
Prince Igor (2007 Digital Remaster): Khan Konchak's Aria (Act 2): How goes it Prince?
Sadko (2007 Digital Remaster): O fearful crags (Song of the Viking Guest)
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh: Prince Yuri's Aria: 'O vain illusion of glory and grandeur' (Act 3)
Eugene Onegin (2007 Digital Remaster): Prince Gremin's Aria: 'Everyone knows love on earth' (Act 3)
Song of the Volga Boatmen (2007 Digital Remaster): Song of the Volga Boatmen
Siberian Prisoner's Song (2007 Digital Remaster): Siberian Prisoner's Song
The Field Marshal (Songs and Dances of Death, No.4) (2007 Digital Remaster): The Field Marshal (Songs and Dances of Death, No.4)
Softly the spirit flew up to heaven (2007 Digital Remaster): Softly the spirit flew up to heaven

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